1. It's not just about the music, it's about the experience.
Lightning in a Bottle is a culmination of creativity, free-expression, individuality, and art all meshed into one wicked weekend. While music is a part of the festivities, the overall free-spirited vibe of the festival is what really makes this event shine. From morning yoga classes at sunrise to thought-provoking discussions led by some of the world's most knowledgeable human beings, the festival has inherently much more to offer than just music.
2. The Location
The tucked-away location makes it feel as though you have entered another world. A judgement free world where no matter your gender, race or ethnicity you will be accepted with welcome arms for who you are. San Antonio Lake Recreation Area is situated on a picturesque place of land far away from the stress of the city. And with the freedom to cool off by taking a dip in a serene lake whenever one pleases, what more can you ask for?
3. The Lineup
It's great, you just can't deny it. Cashmere Cat, Jamie XX, Grimes, Tokimonsta, and more. Check out the full official lineup here.
4. It Gets Bigger and Better Every Year
LIB puts in such a great effort to really make sure that the experience of their festival-goers is the best possible. After getting feedback from LIB 2014, last year LIB improved the layout of the festival by building three massive bridges, putting up more shaded areas and adding supplemental dance floors.
Less walking + less dust + more places to fill up on fresh clean water = a definitively improved experience.
5. Non-Musical Lineup
Although not yet announced, each year Lightning In a Bottle hosts a multitude of alternative workshops and events focused on healing the mind, body, and spirit. From vinyasa flow yoga classes to essential oil workshops, LIB is guaranteed to expand your consciousness. Heck, last year they literally had an area called the Temple of Consciousness.